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How Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Has Changed Iain’s Life


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Are you able to diagnose Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in your patients? PAH is often misdiagnosed, resulting in patients experiencing years of delayed accurate diagnosis. Watch this documentary and hear from leading clinicians and patients on their experiences.

Activity Title: How Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Has Changed Iain’s Life: A Medical Documentary

Accreditation Type: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Release Date: December 13, 2018

Expiration Date: December 12, 2019

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 30 minutes



Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize potential presentations of infants and children with PAH and essential steps in the diagnostic workup
  • Apply recent data on treatment approaches to PAH in children to treatment decisions



Steven H. Abman, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Heart Lung Center
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Dunbar Ivy, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief and Selby's Chair of Pediatric Cardiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado


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  2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  3. Complete the CME/CE activity.
  4. Complete the online posttest. A score of 100% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  5. Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  6. Credit documentation/reporting: If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation, your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.



This activity is provided by The France Foundation.


This activity is intended for pulmonologists, critical care specialists, and other health care providers involved in the management of patients with pulmonary disease.


The diagnosis of PAH in children is often delayed. Thus far, many of the approaches to assessment and treatment have been based chiefly on data from the adult population, but the need for guidance specific to pediatric PAH has been recognized and only recently addressed. As new data continue to unfold, it is important that clinicians assessing and managing pediatric PAH are up to date on guidance as well as new data on potential new approaches to treatment.


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Physicians: The France Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate of attendance will be provided by The France Foundation, an ACCME accredited provider.


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Activity Staff Disclosures

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Disclosures

The following faculty report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Steven H. Abman, MD, has served as a consultant for Shire Pharmaceuticals. He has also done lab research for Shire Pharmaceuticals and United Therapeutics.
  • Dunbar Ivy, MD, has served as a consultant for Actelion, Bayer, Lilly and United Therapeutics.



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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. and Grifols.


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Video | Pulmonary | CME (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit) | 0.25 - 15 mins | 0.50 - 30 mins | Cardiology | Internal Medicine | Family Medicine | Pulmonary Hypertension | | Online | 

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